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Tuesday, 20 March 2018
Nurse Training

Ipswich Hospital works in partnership with University of Suffolk to train student nurses and midwives to degree level.

Information about nursing or midwifery careers can be found at www.nhscareers.nhs.uk Applicants apply via UCAS to the university.

As part of the programme students spend 50% of time in practice settings this is further divided between acute and community services. Students in practice are supported by a mentor who is a registered professional and able to teach, guide and assess clinical skills. Ipswich also has clinical practice facilitators who oversee all nursing students offering support to them and their mentors.

Workbased Pathway

The Workbased Nursing Pathway provides a route into nursing for staff working in Band 1-4 positions, who may not have been able to access the conventional student pathway, but have completed a healthcare Foundation Degree (FD). The most frequently cited reason for this group not accessing nursing degree programmes is the need to continue to earn a salary and for this reason we have developed a work-based ‘earn as you learn’ pathway, that APELs into the nursing degree.

The Pathway offers the opportunity to gain the remaining aspects of the Pre-Registration Nursing Degree and can be completed in between 18-24 months.